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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce next meets at noon on April 8 at Frosos Restaurant. A presentation from Susan Bell with the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development is planned RSVP to 262-9814 required.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce next meets at 12:30 p.m. on April 9 at Kenai Christian Center for its Job Shadow Day luncheon with Kenai Central High School students. RSVP to 283-1991.

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of March 31:

Monday, March 31 — The Peninsula Job Center will be closed in observance of Seward’s Day.

Tuesday, April 1 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop

Wednesday, April 2 — 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 3:00 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender

Thursday, April 3 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop; 3:30 p.m., Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

Friday, April 4 — No workshops offered.

All workshop are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite No. 2. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.

You can also reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account www.jobs.alaska.gov.

Mining and Petroleum Training Services (MAPTS), a division of University of Alaska, will offer entry-level Roustabout training made possible through State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development funding. Successful participants will receive the following certifications: Hazwoper 40hr, First Aid /CPR- AED, Lift Truck, NSTC, CITS, Rigging and Signal Person, Confined Space Entry, Fire Extinguisher/ Fire Watch, Intro to Well Control, and TWIC at no cost. Space is limited and will be based on completion of the applicant package, WorkKeys test scores, and an in-person interview.

Interested candidates can visit the Peninsula Job Center at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite 2, Kenai or call the job center at 335-3010 to obtain information and an applicant package. The application period closes April 14. WorkKeys testing is required and part of the applicant packet. An in person interview is required and is part of the selection process.

Classes will begin April 21 and end May 16. Classes will take place Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Military veterans and eligible spouses are strongly encouraged to apply.

The MAPTS Roustabout Training Program is an equal opportunity program and is funded by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee?

The community wants to know, and so do we.

Send us your information at news@peninsulaclarion.com, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-335-1251.

Business announcements may be submitted to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

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